Discipline

UK NEWS: FATHER IN THE DOCK FOR SLAPPING BOY WHO TRIED TO GLUE GRANDMOTHER TO TOILET SEAT

Via The Metro Terence Llewellyn lost his temper after the prank by seven-year-old son Kai and hit the youngster’s arm hard enough to leave bruising. The 46-year-old, who has raised Kai alone since the death of the boy’s mother in 2007, was arrested in February last year after witnesses spotted the bruises. But he was spared jail after Manchester Crown Court heard tat Llewellyn had been living ‘in harmony’ with his son following the intervention of social services. Llewellyn’s mother, then 86, []

UK NEWS: PARENTS OF SCHOOL GIRL SMOKERS ILLEGALLY FINED £50 BY SCHOOL

Via The Evening Standard A headteacher has unlawfully fined the parents of pupils caught smoking in their school playground. Margaret Peacock, head of Elliot School in Putney, wrongly claimed powers under the 2007 smoking ban to issue the £50 penalties. The school is now under investigation after Wandsworth local education authority admitted it acted outside its powers and demanded the school refund the fines, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind. Ms Peacock sent letters to the []